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What are the list of documents required at the VFS center ?

1) Application form completed 

2) Declaration form signed.

3) 2 OCI photographs – Please note the passport should be in colour. Please ensure the photo print is clear, full face in visible, eyes open and front view.

Make sure the background is light coloured. No shadows should be visible in the picture or the background.

This list has changed on 11/12/2019 please contact us for the list and we can send you an update on the exact requirements

4) Copy of your British passport – original passport will be needed for verification.

 5) Naturalization certificate 

6) Employment Letter

  •  If unemployed, you can provide proof of last employment along with bank statements for the current account.
  • If you own a business in the UK, you can provide proof of Tax Returns submitted to HMRC along with Company incorporation documents. A letter issued from your accountant is also acceptable·       

7) Proof of Indian Origin

If you were born in India, held an Indian passport and obtained foreign nationality after May 2010: Indian Passport Surrender Certificate or Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate (if you cannot produce the surrender certificate for any reason

8) 2 envelopes which address royal mail as per the application  self-addressed 

9) Depending upon the case additional documents that might be required are 

Case #1 –  If you were born in India but never held an Indian passport OR if you did not obtain an Indian Passport Surrender Certificate for any reason (lost /stolen etc.), then you will require the following:

  • A notarized British affidavit detailing the truth, how you have come to Great Britain and any of the original documents below.
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Original Birth Certificate issued in India
  •  Municipal School Left Certificate– if you get a certificate of leaving later than during the time of school leave, the local district officer / collector with name, stamp, seal and contact information would be necessary to authenticate him / her for this purpose.
  • Agriculture Land
  • You do not need to send the “other necessary documents of Indian origin” if you can provide the surrender certificate and a copy of the cancelled Indian passport.

Case #2 – If you had Indian passport before May 2010

  • A notarized British affidavit detailing the truth, how you have come to Great Britain and any of the original documents below.
  •  Domicile Certificate
  • Original Birth Certificate issued at Panchayat or the Indian
  •  Municipal School Left Certificate– if you get a certificate of leaving later than during the time of school leave, the local district officer / collector with name, stamp, seal and contact information would be necessary to authenticate him / her for this purpose.
  • Agriculture Land

Case #3 –  If you are applying for OCI based on Indian origin of your Parents/Grandparents or Spouse, proof of Indian origin for who you are basing will be needed for the application and additionally you’ll need: 

  • You need proof of Indian origin for whom you are applying in addition to the following proof – Your comprehensive birth certificate with parent’s data on the certificate of marriage registered for not under deux years (if applicable, based on spouse’s Indian origin) and the full v parent’s certificate of parents’s origin.

Case #4 – If you’re applying for OCI for minors, you need to have a full version birth certificate with your kid’s passport copies of UK Visa / BRP (if the parents are carrying Indian passports) copy below. The following relevant documents:

Case #5 – PIO to OCI conversion application

  •    PIO (Person of Indian Origin card)

Please Note:

  • You must supplement all the above listed originals with a set of photo copies. Take unilateral print-outs.
  • All copies must be automatically certified. Documents must be automatically attested by both parents for the OCI request of minor children.
  • Carry documents into two separate bundles– an original one and an independent copy of the original one.
  • Make sure that you have TWO PER applications for special delivery envelopes. Or, the cost-effective VFS courier is finally paid for.